Sujatha Bagal

Stories and essays on food, travel, culture.


We ride into Rome on one of Treinitalia’s high-speed lines from Naples. Rome’s Termini station is large, swanky and user-friendly. It’s drizzling outside but our hotel is only a short … Continue reading

January 7, 2009

Amalfi: Always on the Edge – Mint Lounge

The four women stand out from the mostly professional crowd on the packed subway train leaving Rome’s Colosseum station in the evening rush hour. Grubby jeans and T-shirts, rotten teeth, … Continue reading

August 29, 2008

Naples, Italy: Restaurant Choices and Tips

Caprese Salad: Quintessential Naples   Three and a half days in Naples and all I’m about to tell you is where to eat. This is not so much an indictment … Continue reading

October 1, 2007